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Economy: Momentum very much a plus in a murky world

December 18, 2020
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who handed down this week’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. 

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Property: Behind the push to ramp up ‘build to rent’

December 17, 2020
The NSW and Victoria governments have installed new tax breaks for new build to rent housing projects.

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Currencies: BILL’S BITES: Sentiment sizzles into 2021

December 12, 2020
Westpac chief economist Bill Evans discusses the outlook for the economy. 

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Banking: Westpac's chairman, McFarlane moves to ‘draw line’ under recent past

December 11, 2020
Westpac chairman John McFarlane says there’s cause for optimism about the economy.

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Property: HOME OPEN: The game changer

November 27, 2020
Westpac Economics expects national dwelling prices to rise 4 per cent in 2021 and 10 per cent in 2022.

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Property: Property Market Updates

November, 2020
Latest Westpac Property Market update, powered by CoreLogic

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Feature Articles

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Business: 4 ways to show customers you're still open for business

Despite the lockdown laws that have come as a result of COVID-19, it’s still business as usual for many SMEs. So how can you let your customers know you’re still trading?

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Business: The importance of planning in times of crisis

Do you have a plan for your business? Planning ahead can help your business maintain stability during uncertain times. Here are 5 reasons why.

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Business: 5 tips for developing business resilience

Wondering how you could better prepare the next time a crisis occurs? 

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Business: Checklist: Preparing your business for the new financial year

The new financial year marks a great time to reassess your business finances. Use this checklist to help keep your business in good shape for the year ahead.

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Business: Social media marketing for a Broking business

How do i use the social media platform to promote my business?

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Business: The key to success in running a small business

Do you know the required steps of running a successful small business? This article covers the "must dos" focusing on the financial industry for a Broking business.

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Westpac’s Trusted Broker of the Future Podcast Series

Welcome to Westpac’s Trusted Broker of the Future podcast series, where we will discuss embracing agility and, change and focusing on the future, highlighting lessons learned and exploring why customers are at the heart of growing a business. You’ll be getting honest, open, and expert opinions to help you in becoming one of the leading brokers of the future. 

Episode 1: Technology

See what technology lies ahead, and what you can apply to your business now to streamline your processes. 

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Episode 2: The human touch

Discover what businesses can do to maintain the “human element” in a more tech-focused world.

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Episode 3: New clients

How do you get new customers in a competitive market trying to capitalise on a booming property market?

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Episode 4: Client retention

Learn about the consumer journey and find out what you need to do to create loyal customers for years to come.

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Episode 5: Attracting the right talent

What do broker businesses of the future need to look like in order to secure the best talent? 

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Episode 6: Future-proofing your business

Explore strategies to future-proof your business and keep up with the ever-changing landscape.

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